Friday, January 8, 2016


Our hearts are full and our mouths are shouting praises to our GOD.  Mickey had his 6 month follow-up appointment with the lung Doctor yesterday. 
X-Rays show his lungs BETTER today than 6 months ago!!
Yes, Faith IS the gift of God.

The story of today:  His appointment was at 3:30.  This is the FOURTH lung Doctor he have seen.  We waited, and we waited.  Around 4:30 the nurse, Michelle, who was not new and we had seen the last time, came in and thanked us for being so patient and asked if we'd like something to drink.  She brought Mickey a cup of coffee and myself a diet Coke.  We waited some more.  The nurse came back in, with Mickey's very thick file in her hand, and commented again on our patience.  She then stated that they had deliberately taken other patients in front of us to hold Mickey for Dr. Schelbar to see last.  Since Mickey had not seen him before, and he was not that familiar with Mickey's case, he wanted as much time as needed to spend with him.  Now THAT was a God move.

Michelle set Mickey's thick file on the examining table and began going through the papers.  She was asking us the dates of the various procedures, pulling out those files, placing them in order, to make it easier for the Doctor to get the whole picture.  We waited a little more.

Dr. Schelbar came in.  His first words to us were, "You've really been through it with the doctors, but I assure you I am not leaving".  Music to our ears.  We liked him and his easy going, caring manner from the minute he walked into the room.  Another GOD move, giving Mickey this great doctor to follow him now and in the future.  He, himself, was stunned with Mickey's history during that year, July 30, 2014 - July 30,2015.  He looked Mickey straight in the eye and said, "I'm here to tell you, if a 42 year old man had gone through as much as you have it would have been very difficult, much less at 82".   

At the end of the appointment he said he'd see us in 3 months for follow-up.  He told me if Mickey began to get short of breath or spit-up something bad to call the office.  He said, "I can't promise you I'd get you in that day for sure, but we will get you in within two days".  He then apologized for keeping us so late, 5:30,  and putting us out in the midst of the bad after work traffic.  We assured him we were grateful he had done so and taken the time to spend with us.

We then followed the Doctor to view the X-ray comparisons of the improvement and Michelle said, "You get the good patient award" and gave us 2 of the daily inhalers Mickey takes.

Mickey and I were having trouble keeping our feet on the ground as we rode the elevator down the 12 floors, walked through the empty building and out onto the almost empty parking lot ....... PRAISING GOD every step of the way.  

YES, Faith IS the Gift of GOD 

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Mari said...

Big smiles here! Yes, God is so good. I'm blessed by you sharing it.

pearlie said...

Good to hear that and praise be to God!

Brenda said...

What an awesome testimony to His faithfulness step by step with you guys!

retha said...

May you keep seeing that walking of "difficult to keep feet on the ground" walk.